In Praise of Who We Are and What We Do

In an article published twelve years ago, I wrote, “We are at the dawn of a new century that seems to promise as much violence as occurred in the twentieth century.  People are afraid of annihilation and desire protection.  Instead of providing protection, our world leaders are manipulating deeply felt fears, distorting these emotions for other ends.  At this time, I fear to imagine the future.” Little did I know how bad it would get.

Getting Credit

AAA’s new Tenure and Promotion Guidelines support public forms of writing, publishing, and communicating anthropology. We don’t need to look far to see there are many new and exciting ways to communicate anthropology than has ever before been possible. New media technologies enable the speedy spread of information that can hit the full range of […]

On Freedom, Academic and Otherwise

Though he doesn’t call himself a linguist or etymologist, legal scholar Steven T. Newcomb, co-founder of the Indigenous Law Institute and author of Pagans in the Promised Land (2008), takes apart certain English language words, uncovering their roots and showing them to contain deeply seated logics. His main concern is the historical denial of a […]